Grounds Operative - Driver/Gardener
Totally Local Company
Stockport, GB
3d ago

Reference : OP2645 No. of Vacancies : 1 Location : Endeavour House,Stockport, SK6 2SN Salary : £20,092 per annum Hours : 37 hours per week.

Seasonal hours - 8.6 hours per day for 30 weeks in the summer and 7.2 hours per day for 22 weeks in the winter. Status : Permanent

We have an exciting opportunity to join our established team as a Grounds Operative - Driver / Gardener. There’s never been a better time to join TLC, a hugely diverse business.

Your role is key in providing street cleansing, grounds and horticultural maintenance that impact the street environment, parks and greenspaces in primarily Stockport, but may also include commercial work outside of the borough.

We’re looking for a hard-working and flexible individual who is committed to working safely at all times to join the Totally Local Company’s Streetcare team.

If you are a friendly team player then you will be a perfect fit.

A disclosure and barring check will be required for this role. Application Deadline September 22, 2021 Department Street Care Employment Type Full Time Location Endeavour House, Stockport Compensation £20,092 / year

What you will be doing in this role

  • You'll drive a range of vehicles with gross vehicle weight up to 3.5 tonnes including tippers, mechanical sweepers, ride on mowers and tractors.
  • You'll be responsible for daily vehicle checks, adjustments and defect reporting.
  • You'll undertake cleaning duties in accordance with agreed procedures to defined standards such as sweeping, cleaning, litter picking, emptying litterbins, the removal of weeds and all types of debris and refuse.
  • You'll remove graffiti, fly posting and other material when required.
  • You'll perform general grounds maintenance duties including basic arboriculture, weeding, mowing, pruning and other associated horticulture.
  • You'll maintain recreational and sports facilities including markings to specified standards.
  • You'll carry out winter maintenance duties : manual and mechanical gritting, filling and siting of grit bins and snow / ice clearance, as required.
  • You'll plan workload objectives and allocate work to the team, monitoring performance and ensuring that an effective service is provided at all times.
  • You'll ensure that Health & Safety practice, security and safe use of plant and machinery are applied.
  • What we are looking for

  • You'll have experience in delivering grounds maintenance.
  • You'll possess a full UK driving license.
  • You'll have knowledge and understanding of horticultural standards, working methods and equipment deployed within Parks and Grounds maintenance.
  • You'll have a sound knowledge of Health & Safety and the ability of completing vehicle checks.
  • You'll adopt a team-working approach at work and able to supervise on site.
  • You'll be willing to work flexibly in a changing environment, in line with business demands and needs.
  • You'll act professionally at all times when in contact with the public and other customers; you will be responsible for presenting a positive image of both TLC and our clients.
  • Your Benefits

  • 24 days Annual Leave + 8 Bank Holidays.
  • Lifestyle Benefits we provide access to huge discounts on a variety of retailers and services, through our lifestyle benefits website.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme enabling you to get the bike of your choice (between £100 and £1000), with Tax and NI savings of up to 32%.
  • NEST Pension Scheme 6.5% employer contribution if eligible.
  • Life Assurance twice your basic salary
  • Keen to progress? - we’re committed to providing you with Continuous Professional Development .
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